Sen. Patrick Joyce

Joyce hosts roundtable to discuss future of ag

SPRINGFIELD – To kick off Agriculture Day at the Illinois State Fair, State Senator Patrick Joyce hosted a roundtable with Congresswoman Cheri Bustos along with other agriculture professionals to discuss future ag policy.

“As a fourth generation farmer, I know how important ag policy is for farmers and consumers,” said Joyce (D-Essex). “Farm bills govern nearly 100% of agricultural and rural policy for the next five years, which is why it’s so important for Congress to work with the ag community and our state legislators to get it right.”

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Sen. Adriane Johnson

Communities eligible for assistance through OSLAD program

WAUKEGAN – State Senator Adriane Johnson is encouraging communities with economic challenges in the 30th District to apply for assistance through the Open Space Land Acquisition and Development program. The program, which usually requires matching funds for projects, now offers complete assistance for distressed communities.

“Now is the time we utilize funding to rebuild local parks in our communities and provide our children and neighbors with safe and new attractions,” said Johnson (D-Buffalo Grove). “I am encouraging our park districts to take advantage of the opportunity by applying for this grant.”

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Sen. Laura Murphy

Senator Murphy, Mercer County Farm Bureau hold sweet corn donation for local food pantries

DES PLAINES – To make sure every family in the community has the option to enjoy fresh seasonal produce, State Senator Laura Murphy partnered with Mercer County Farm Bureau to donate sweet corn to local food pantries.

“Sweet corn is an Illinois delicacy—but unfortunately, fresh produce is not accessible to many families because of their location or socioeconomic status,” said Murphy (D-Des Plaines). “I am proud that this partnership allows for more corn to go back to the community, and ensuring all of us can enjoy this summer’s crop.”

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Sound of the State: Women's Equality Day

Sound of the State: Women's Equality Day

State Senator Linda Holmes talks about Women's Equality Day, from achieving voting rights to pursuing equal payand affordable health care access. She describes how she works to empower women to be fairly represented in public service and all walks of life on this week's Sound of the State.

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